book it! book it! book it!
you'll only regret it if you dont!! trust me lifes to short go while your young and have no commitments go for it! You'll learn so much form an expoerience like that, plus if you get there and hate it (which you won't) your only 24 hours away from home! and then at least you can say you gave it ago!
i know its scary a year ago if you'd of said nat youll be in oz on your own in 2011 i would never have believd it! but here i am with my flights booked! and altho ill be like jelly when i arrive i know its the right decision!
if its somthiong you really want then go for it, youve got nothing to lose and you dont wana look back in the future thinking shoulda woulda coulda!!
hope you get there! itll be great! xxx
i'm head off to Asia in May then on to oz arriving in Melbourne then heading up the coast to cairns after a few months before flying to Perth for couple of months. i'm also a solo female traveler and nervous but excited. From the discussion on this site i hear it s easy to meet people if any one fancy meet up get in touch
You should definitely book it! I know i'm going later in the year but i'm flying into Perth just before Christmas and I know that the place is full of Irish. I know peeps there at the moment and they may have moved on by the time I get there but they have confirmed Irish are aplenty (I know some peeps don't want to meet more Irish whilst travelling but it puts me at ease, least for a few weeks until I get settled).
Sometimes fear of the unknown put people off but whats the worst that can happen, as natalied says you can always fly back if its that bad! And ask yourself do you know anyone thats been and regretted it???
Hey Galway Girl
I arrive on June 17th!!! so nervous, and excited but cant wait. Im not sure where my plans will take me but im Easy!!! Perth is it for the now anyway.
Feel free to add me on facebook and we'll stay in touch
You should just book it hun, life's too short.
P.s Im going all alone too!
Great to see so many other people doing it alone... everyone thinks I'm mad but at least I know I'm not the only one
I'm heading off alone too- 25 y/o f. I fly into Sydney on 6th June but looking to head straight over to Perth as I have done a bit of the east coast before. I'm going on a whv this time so I'm hoping to get my bearings in Perth and suss out some fruit picking etc for the 2nd visa to try and get it out of the way. As I'm going alone I'm a little bit nervous but so excited at the same time. It'd be great to meet up for a few drinks if ye are around at the same time.
With regards what to take.. clothes etc..are ye having any trouble deciding what to bring and what to leave at home?!
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Ill be in Perth June 17th, and would love too meet up for a few drinks, im travelling alone too, and im interested in doing fruit picking for my second year too, sounds like we could cross paths!! Add me on fb
my an irish girl thinkin of headin to sydney in late 2011 not sur when, im trying to get my nursing reg first, im doin a WHV and im also travelling alone, find it very daunting, is anyone headin to sydney maybe in oct , nov time. im so scare of going i have backed ou of the idea a few times caus i terrified of going by myself. but like most dont want to wait around for other people to make up ther mind if they want to travel with me. ive always wanted to travell to OZ, will it it easy to make firend once i get there.
Hi Galway Girl
I'm a 26 year old female flying in Sydney in June. Like you are planning, I'm also going it alone! I went to SE Asia on my own last year and was totally fine, I met loads of cool people along the way and had a ball. Obviously I'm nervous about going to Oz but I know I'll be fine. Just do it. Send me a pm with any questions.
Leitrim Girl xx